Mainz vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach: Line-ups and statistics

Mainz[1] will hope to continue their recent upward trajectory by getting a positive result at home to a hard-worked Borussia Mönchengladbach[2] on Saturday to continue their battle for top-flight survival (15:30CEST/13:30GMT).

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Jhon Cordoba[4] remains a doubt for Mainz after his muscle problems. There is also a question mark over the fitness of Levin Öztunali[5], who is set to be replaced by Robin Quaison[6].

Gladbach’s injury list got even longer this week with the news that Oscar Wendt[7] and Josip Drmic[8] will miss the result of the season. Raffael[9] has returned to training this week, but will not be ready to face Mainz

Probable teams

Mainz: Huth – Donati, Bell, Hack, Brosinski – Frei, Latza – Quaison, Bojan, De Blasis – Muto
Coach: Martin Schmidt
Absentees: Müller (muscle), Bussmann (rehab), Berggreen (fitness), Jairo (ankle)

Gladbach:Sommer – Elvedi, Christensen, Vestergaard, Schulz – Dahoud, Strobl – Traore, Hofmann – Hahn, Stindl
Coach: Dieter Hecking
Absentees: Doucoure (thigh), Kramer (knee), Johnson (thigh), Jantschke (muscle), Hazard (knee), Raffael (knee), Wendt (elbow), Drmic (knee)

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Match Stats

  • Mainz have taken four points from their last two games and set a new record for distance covered by running 124.1 kilometres collectively in last weekend’s draw with Bayern Munich.
  • Gladbach will only face teams in the last third of the table in their remaining four matches, though it may not necessarily help their cause: they picked up just four points against the same opponents in the Hinrunde.
  • The Foals have conceded ten goals in their last three Bundesliga games, more than in their first 11 Bundesliga games under Dieter Hecking (nine).
  • Four of those goals have come from set-pieces — Gladbach had only conceded once from a dead ball in the first 27 Matchdays.
  • Mönchengladbach have dropped 17 points after taking the lead this season, and picked up just four after coming from behind.
  • The Foals have played the most competitive matches of any Bundesliga team this campaign — the match at the OPEL Arena will be their 48th.

Head to the Match Centre for more on this fixture.[11]

References

  1. ^ Mainz (www.bundesliga.com)
  2. ^ Borussia Mönchengladbach (www.bundesliga.com)
  3. ^ Click here to get your Official Fantasy Bundesliga team in shape for Matchday 31! (fantasy.bundesliga.com)
  4. ^ Jhon Cordoba (www.bundesliga.com)
  5. ^ Levin Öztunali (www.bundesliga.com)
  6. ^ Robin Quaison (www.bundesliga.com)
  7. ^ Oscar Wendt (www.bundesliga.com)
  8. ^ Josip Drmic (www.bundesliga.com)
  9. ^ Raffael (www.bundesliga.com)
  10. ^ Click here to download the Official Bundesliga App for free! (www.bundesliga.com)
  11. ^ Head to the Match Centre for more on this fixture. (www.bundesliga.com)

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